Students from Oyster Bay and Hicksville are working together to hold the 1st Annual Soldiers Walk on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15. The walk will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park Marina at the end of South Street, starting at 8 a.m. The Soldier’s Walk is to benefit America’s VetDogs, a nonprofit group that supplies service dogs to veterans.
Almost 100 people attended the meeting as Saratoga Associates kicked off their Master Planning process for Nassau County’s Muttontown Preserve in a community presentation held at Chelsea Mansion Saturday, March 20.
Murder was the driving force at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum train yard, Friday, March 19. The closing scene of All God’s Creatures, an Indy film was being shot on location, inside the restored Ping Pong coach. The writer/actors Josh Folan and Adam Barnett; with actress Jessica Kaye; and a gallon of blood - were all coming together to create the finish of the film.
Listening to Alex Gallego, retiring president of the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce you are going to hear a lot of superlatives. Alex sees the positive side of life and it comes out as he talks. That was reflected in the Thursday, Feb. 28 induction ceremony held at The Homestead Restaurant. Mr. Gallego made sure that all the volunteers were acknowledged as he turned over the presidency to Michele Browner: Paige Dawson passed the vice presidency on to Carmine Pirolo.
The East Norwich Civic Association will host Sgt. Tony Larson, a veteran injured in Iraq, at their Thursday March 25 meeting. The event takes place at the Community Methodist Church of East Norwich at 7:45 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard has been chosen by Long Island Reads as its choice for a cooperative book event. Long Island Reads was established in 2002 to bring communities together through sharing the same book. This year, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library is one of seven local libraries in Nassau County joining in the event which will be held on Thursday evening, April 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Matinecock Lodge 806, 14 West Main Street in Oyster Bay, which is entirely fitting, as it is the Masonic Lodge of which President Roosevelt was a member. The timing of the event is excellent as this year is also the anniversary of TR’s African Safari, said Theodore Roosevelt Association acting executive director Howard Ehrlich.
The March 2 meeting of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich school board was the second budget discussion for the district. Held at the Vernon School, OB-EN Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Van Cott talked about revenues to the district as part of the budget preparation process. All revenue sources offset the levy, not the expenditure budget, said Mr. Van Cott.
Today’s image of a heroin addict is no longer an unkempt, dirty loser with needlemarks on their arm, but a smiling, smart teenage Prom Queen. That was the message to parents and teens attending a heroin forum, “Not My Child” presented by Kristin M. Fexas, deputy bureau chief from District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office as she spoke in the St. Dominic High School auditorium recently. Ms. Fexas explained the need to take a decisive stand against the drug merchants.
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